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    Thread: The $10,990 Craigslist Challenge

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      10-07-2012 04:52 PM #1
      Having just watched the Nissan Pixo/£6,995 used car Top Gear UK episode, I started perusing my local craigslist and devised this simple challenge based on the lowest priced new car in America at the moment, the Nissan Versa S, at $10,990. As we all know, it's a pile, but it does have a radio and A/C. So, the rules are this:

      1. $10,990 price limit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

      2. The vehicle must have operable A/C and radio. If neither is mentioned in the ad, the assumption is that they work.

      3. Your search is limited to YOUR LOCAL CRAIGSLIST ONLY and only for ads listed within the LAST 3 DAYS.

      4. You can only post ONE VEHICLE PER DAY. Choose wisely.


      Smaller cities will obviously have a much smaller pool to choose from, however a gem might be tucked away in Paducah or Dubuque that no one would think of searching for there.

      This isn't necessarily about practicality, cost of ownership, fuel economy, etc. It's just an exercise in what YOU think is the most bang for your Nissan Versa buck. That could be the fastest, the best equipped, the best looking, whatever. The variety is what is going to make this interesting.

      Alright, GO!
      Last edited by PJA; 10-07-2012 at 04:55 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 04:54 PM #2
      My contribution for the day:

      http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3322845964.html

      2002 BMW 325Ci - $6200 (Franklin, TN)

      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 05:00 PM #3
      I win. Located in Franklin Square, NY. Close enough.

      http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/3284876496.html

      2002 Honda S2000
      All services up to date
      111.7k
      Has K&N intake
      Runs perfect
      No noises
      needs tires

      Interior is 8.5/10
      Paint is 9/10 but with rock chips i would overall give the exterior a 8/10

      car comes with the stock rims(silver) the other ones are going to be taken off.

      5165248820, please leave a message and ill get back to you. I can only show the car on weekends

      will trade for a hypermotard or 848 evo and $1000. ducati
      Assuming this isn't a scam

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      10-07-2012 05:09 PM #5
      Couple good contenders, but this is today's winner...1997 Lexus LS400:

      http://appleton.craigslist.org/ctd/3314846971.html



      89,000 miles, $10,500.

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      10-07-2012 05:17 PM #6
      Only got to the second page before I saw this diamond in the rough. http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/3271759058.html



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      10-07-2012 05:22 PM #8
      Well, I was going to post a pretty '76 280Z, but I don't know if it has air conditioning so I guess that's out.

      Instead, I choose this Cobalt.



      http://wausau.craigslist.org/ctd/3322178179.html

      Edit to fix ridiculous huge image.
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      10-07-2012 05:50 PM #9
      Chocolate Brown 5speed 928S <70k in Nashville but posted in Knoxville
      http://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/3312139706.html

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      10-07-2012 06:08 PM #10
      ^^^ Oh man, good find.

      Liking all of these, and so far they are all much more desirable than a Versa sedan . Contenders were as varied as what's been posted so far, like a 2004 Accord V6 6-speed coupe and a 1955 Buick Roadmaster sedan. Actually wanted to find an LS, but couldn't find one I liked. Keep 'em coming.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 06:17 PM #11
      '79 MG Midget with 1.7k miles for 10k. http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/3270346892.html
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      Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn't take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once.

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      10-07-2012 07:15 PM #12
      A true unicorn. Tahoe with the 6.5 Diesel

      http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/3318950130.html



      I thought that engine wouldn't fit on the light duty chassis...
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      I never understood the mindset of people who spend a boat load of cash on a car and then never drive it. Why bother?
      "Yeah, my girlfriend is super hot, but I never have sex with her because I want her to be in good condition for her next boyfriend."
      Quote Originally Posted by DubheadFred View Post
      If ignorance is bliss, this thread is Caligulaic ecstasy.



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      10-07-2012 07:33 PM #15
      http://catskills.craigslist.org/cto/3231284889.html



      1999 986 9.2k$

      edit: I bent the rule about recent ads, but its less than a month
      Last edited by joedubbs; 10-07-2012 at 07:36 PM.

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      10-07-2012 07:41 PM #16
      Oh man! I like that. I can't believe I missed the Boxster local to me that fits.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      10-07-2012 07:41 PM #17
      http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/3299440289.html

      2001 BMW 540i 6-Speed M-Sport - Clean Title - 84k Miles - Pristine - $10900


    15. 10-07-2012 07:42 PM #18
      Hawkmobile . . . in fact I'm pretty sure this is Hawk's old Boxster.

      '97 Boxster, 84k miles, A/C and Radio, etc. $10,495


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      10-07-2012 07:55 PM #19
      I'm gonna pwn the Boxster search, kids.

      1999 Boxster, 48,000 miles, 1 owner, $10,800





      Yeah. Go ahead. Bring the hate.

    17. 10-07-2012 08:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      I'm gonna pwn the Boxster search, kids.

      Yeah. Go ahead. Bring the hate.
      Pffft, mine has a red stripe, which naturally pwns all!


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      10-07-2012 08:14 PM #22
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      10-07-2012 08:18 PM #23
      nothing like German power 2004

      E500 baby. only $9500. which means I have 1,490.00 to spend on hookers and blow






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      10-07-2012 08:22 PM #24
      1997 Mitsubishi Evolution Lancer GSR EVO4 Sedan $9800
      http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ419964047


      Man. I should go check this car out.

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      10-07-2012 08:34 PM #26
      http://providence.craigslist.org/cto/3282233771.html

      '88 Porsche 944 Turbo S

      "A/C" is listed - I assume it works. I also see some type of head unit.


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      10-07-2012 09:09 PM #27
      "1979 MGB 61,000 miles good condition. runs and drives well." $3800 http://allentown.craigslist.org/cto/3322699965.html



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      10-07-2012 10:08 PM #28
      2002 C32 AMG with $90 to spare!

      http://pennstate.craigslist.org/cto/3246308092.html


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      10-07-2012 10:14 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      nothing like German power 2004

      E500 baby. only $9500. which means I have 1,490.00 to spend on hookers and blow
      DUUUUUUDE, there was one local to me, silver, 'bout the same price...but one day too many for the rules. Damn. Actually may go to look at the car tomorrow.
      Quote Originally Posted by Porridgehead View Post
      There is no such thing as a purist Chevette enthusiast, any more than there is a diarrhetic pedophile metastasized tumor enthusiast.

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      http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/rvs/3300117972.html

      1991 Gulf Stream Toyota - $6000 (toronto )









      43k original KM. Clean. Non-smoker vehicle. No Leaks. Kept in covered parking. Winterized. Updated interior and more than $9k in updates. See details below!

      More than $9k in updates to this unit since my purchase in late August 2009. Many of these are major. Updates are listed below and records will be included with the sale, along with all Owner Manuals. I have put less than 3k miles on this unit since all these updates were completed. And unit has been in covered parking. They are like new!

      This "Winnie" has been pampered and kept in covered parking for the duration in which we have owned it, and prior according to the previous owner. It is a rare build from Gulf Stream motors. The interior is fresh and has been updated with old wallpaper taken down, cloth cover on the couch, floor tiles and stained kitchen table wood chairs. Many of the expensive mechanical and structural updates have been taken care of so you don't have to! Additionally, the unit has just been winterized, a new cab battery installed and added a new anode rod to the Hot Water Heater.

      This unit does not have a generator. The body is clean with no dents and no rust. There are a couple minor spots of rust on the wheel rims and decals are cracked. The paint is in good shape. The title is clear.

      Updates

      2009
      · New Tires (6) (Firestone)
      · New Horn
      · New Brakes (front and rear), repack wheel bearings
      · New Drive Train Belt
      · New Air Filter
      · New Exhaust system, including Catalytic Converter
      · New Front Shocks (Firestone)
      · New Rear Gas Shocks (Meineke Life Time Warranty)
      · Tune-up (new distributor, rotor, wires, plugs), oil change, fuel filter, transmission flush
      · Inspection
      · New wiring for marker lights and new lights
      · New Coach and Truck batteries
      · New Sewer storage
      · New Sewer access door
      · New Heater thermo coupler
      · New Hot water thermo coupler
      · New Front door weather-stripping
      · New Caulk exterior
      · New Caulk interior
      · New Barrel catches on cabinets
      · New Wires to sensor for holding tanks
      · New Light lenses
      · New Plumbing black and grey water and valves
      · New add roof vent
      · Tighten alternator belt
      · New Alpine Stereo -- Removable (am/fm/cd/ipod)
      · New Roof (decking and rubber)
      · New rooftop A/C

      2010
      · New entry locks to Truck
      · New Monitor Panel (water levels, battery level)
      · Add additional roof vent with thermostat control

      2011
      · Truck A/C leak fix and recharge with Freon

      Basic Features
      Length: 21' 7"
      Height (Max): 9' 2"
      Fuel Cap: 17 gal
      Fresh Water: 18 gal
      Holding Tank (Main - Gray Water): 20 gal
      Holding Tank (Aux - Black Water): 8 gal
      LP Gas Tank (Built-in): 28 lbs
      Roof mounted Coleman air conditioner
      External TV antenna and connector for campsite cable.

      Gas range cook top
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      Large single door refrigerator w/freezer
      Water pump (fresh-water tank)
      17,000 btu LP gas furnace automatic ignition with thermostat.
      6 gallon LP Gas water heater

      Toyota cab, chassis, and engine:
      3.0 liter, 6 cylinder
      4 speed automatic transmission with overdrive (switchable)
      Air conditioning

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      10-07-2012 10:53 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by GermaniuM View Post
      http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/rvs/3300117972.html

      1991 Gulf Stream Toyota - $6000 (toronto )







      I think this guy wins, because he's getting a house tossed in for free.

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      10-07-2012 11:00 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      '08 SMART
      $10500
      I'd rather have the Versa.

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      10-07-2012 11:27 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      I'd rather have the Versa.
      I've got no attachment to SMART, just a limited selection

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      10-07-2012 11:56 PM #35
      http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...320993936.html

      V12 Goodness from BMW - $9,950



      This contest should be fun... right?

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